7 Days Uganda Wildlife and Primates Safari

This safari is designed to give you an amazing and memorable experience about Uganda’s wildlife and primates. The trip takes you to Queen Elizabeth national park for game viewing as well as enjoying a boat cruise on Kazinga channel. The trip further proceeds to Kibale Forest National park for chimpanzee tracking and Bwindi Impenetrable forest for the thrilling highlight of mountain gorilla trekking.

Safari highlights;

• Chimp tracking in Kibale forest national park and Kyambura Gorge

• Wild life exploration in Queen Elizabeth National park

• Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

• Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest national park

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

On arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be received by our company staff who will guide you through this safari offering you all the necessary briefing regarding the safari.

On your journey to west Uganda, you pass by the pre-historic Fort Portal town and later arrive at Ndali Lodge. The lodge has an all-round scenery of the very old volcanic terrain, the Rwenzori Mountains in the background plus the Bunyaruguru Crater Lake. Overnight at Kibale forest camp.

Day 2: Chimp tracking in Kibale Forest

Enjoy the morning tracking the habituated chimpanzee families within Kibale Forest. It is such a memorable experience going after these chimps in their very natural habitat as they feed, swing about in the trees and play. Although they are hard to see, the forest is filled with sounds of their echoing.

In the afternoon, you will be able to visit the Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary which supports a variety of wildlife including animals, butterflies plants and an array of bird species among which are the uncommon Papyrus Gonolek and the Great Blue Turaco.

You will also have a chance to tour the community projects which are being financed by the local tourism. Overnight at Kibale forest camp.

Day 3: Travel to Queen Elizabeth National Park

On this day, you will leave for Queen Elizabeth National Park and on the way you will trek on the foothills of Mountain Rwenzori enjoying the spectacular views of the splendid Rwenzori ranges. Continue traveling directly to the park to have a game drive (optional). The wild animals you may likely come a cross will much depend on the season of the year. But expect to see lions plus numerous Uganda Kobs within the Kasenyi plains. Overnight at Pumba cottages.

Day 4: Game drive and Boat cruise on Kazinga Channel

Start the day with a game drive which will expose you to a variety of different animal species which are habitat to this park.

In the afternoon, enjoy a boat cruise on the spectacular Kazinga Channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake George.

The Kazinga channel is habitat to one of the biggest populations of hippopotami in Africa with numerous elephants, buffaloes and other animals which gather to drink water.

The channel also attracts several water birds like the Pelicans and the African Fish Eagle. Overnight at Pumba cottages.

Day 5: Transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Start this day by travelling to the famous Bwindi Forest driving through the Ishasha region. In here, you’re likely to see the exceptional tree climbing lions. Basing on the time of arrival, you may tour around the lodge to enjoy the spectacular sights of the mountain streams or visit the neighboring villages. Overnight at Buhoma rest camp.

Day 6: Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable forest

Early morning, you will go gorilla trekking. This amazing activity takes you through the densely forested steep hills until you finally meet these tranquil gorillas within the green plant cover. It is such a wonderful yet memorable encounter. Tracking in the dense Bwindi requires physical fitness as it may last the entire day.

Optionally there are alternative activities and expeditions in and around the national park which include;

• A guided walk in the verdant rainforest which is habitat to numerous endemic Albertine types of birds, butterflies plus uncommon plant life. The walk provides wonderful photographic sceneries and in addition, the well knowledgeable guide will brief you about this internationally important haven.

• Visit the local villages to learn about their community projects like the Amagara project which helps the resident farmers plus their communities, as well as the Bwindi Community Hospital which began as a health clinic beneath a tree but now offers the basic medication plus educational services to the local communities.

• There’s also the traditional exploration of the exciting Batwa people (pygmies) who are the former tribal residents of this forest. Although today they are no longer in this forest, they still practice many of their traditional customs as well as hunting. Overnight at Buhoma rest camp.

Day 7: Travel to Kampala or Entebbe International Airport

After an early breakfast, you drive back to Kampala journeying past the rolling green hills and farms. Have lunch along the way, stop

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English
Recommended gear: Ankle level boots are ok but make sure it is something handy. Gloves, cardigan Thick trousers and a long sleeved top , Camera, wearing a hat.
Included in price: Accommodation as per the itinerary • Ground transport • Gorilla permit • Boat cruise • Park entrance fees • Vehicle entrance • Services of an English speaking guide • Enroute lunches and bottled water in the safari vehicle • Game drive • Community visit
Not Included in price: Visa fees • Air ticket • All extras and optionals at the accommodation for example laundry, beverages • Insurance • Tips to the guide • Charges by the porters during gorilla trekking
Additional Information: This tour requires acquisition of Gorilla Tracking Permits from Uganda Wildlife Authority. Permits are issued restrictively and this therefore requires booking in advance. It is desirable that bookings are made early before the intended departure date. As soon as we obtain the intended dates for the visit to Uganda, we communicate to Uganda Wildlife Authority to inform us about the availability of the permits. THE PRICE LISTED FOR THIS TOUR IS FOR TWO TRAVELERS SHARING A ROOM. HOWEVER, THE PRICE FOR A SOLO TRAVELER WILL BE 554 USD PER DAY.
Refund policy : Where you opt for a refund, we shall compute any expenditures incurred and any deposits made to service providers, any money paid to Authorities including charges, fees, levies and permits, and will thereafter make a refund. d) We regret we cannot pay any compensation for expenses, costs or losses incurred as a result of any cancellation. We advise that you obtain travel insurance to offer you cover against such eventualities.
Cancellations : CANCELLATION BY YOU/CLIENT. Should any member of the Safari team be forced to cancel, you should communicate to us in writing. A cancellation is not effective until we receive a copy of your written notice. Below are the charges and corresponding refunds: a) 60 days prior to date of arrival 25% Charge b) 45 –59 days prior to date of arrival 40% Charge c) 31 – 44 days prior to date of arrival 50% charge d) 0 – 30 days prior to date of arrival 100% charge e) All charges shall be computed after deducting any money expended to authorities and service providers to cater for any bookings. This may include but not limited to permits for chimps and entry into parks, deposits to carriers and transporters, legal fees and hotel bookings. f) No refunds will be made for any unused services, late arrival or no-show of any of the members of the tour. CANCELLATION BY THE COMPANY a) Rarely will the company cancel confirmed bookings. The company will always endeavor to avoid cancelling; however the company reserves the right to do so. We shall not cancel your confirmed safari/tour unless we are forced to do so as a result of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control. b) Cancellations occasioned by Force Majeure or any Acts of Goodwill certainly amount to frustration of the safari. In such event we shall offer you an alternative safari of a similar standard to that originally booked if available. If the chosen alternative is less expensive than your original safari we shall refund the difference but if it is more expensive, we shall ask you to top up.
Availability : This tour can depart any time